Draw made for the EFL TrophyOxford United have been drawn in the same group as Chelsea, Swindon Town and Exeter City in the new look EFL Trophy.
The U's will face Exeter at home, then travel to both the County Ground and Stamford Bridge in the other two group games in Southern Group C
Match Day 1 – w/c 29th August 2016 Match Day 2 – w/c 3rd October 2016 Match Day 3 – w/c 7th November 2016
Swindon Town v Chelsea * Exeter City v Chelsea * Exeter City v Swindon Town
Oxford United v Exeter City Swindon Town v Oxford United Chelsea v Oxford United
Top two teams in each group go through to the knock-out stage.
In the group stage a win is three points, one point for a draw. In the event of a draw after 90 minutes a penalty shoot-out will be held with the winning team earning an additional point.
Round Two: w/c 5th December
(Round Two will be regionalised, all other rounds will be a free draw.)
Round Three: w/c 9th January 2017
Round Four: w/c 23rd January
Semi-final (one leg, played at club drawn first) w/c 20th February
Final (Wembley Stadium): 2nd April 2017